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Hoping to build a lifestyle around working abroad? I've done just that these past 6 years and have built GGW to show you how you can do it too!
I fell in love with travel when I was 18 and went on my first solo trip to Guatemala. Those 3 months dramatically changed the course of my life.
I went back to the States and got my Bachelor’s degree (Go Dawgs!) but knew the moment I graduated I had so many more places to see and experiences to be had.
I started out by teaching English with the Peace Corps in Ecuador and now, fast-forward, I'm across the world teaching in Vietnam. Admittedly I have the most experience teaching English (Ecuador, Korea, Vietnam and online with VIPKID) but have also been a tour guide (San Blas Islands), a stewardess on a yacht (South of France) and dabbled with Workaway (Peru & Panama).
I prefer to travel slowly and feel a connection with a place instead of rushing my way through on a strict itinerary.
Working locally while abroad has allowed me to peak into the culture, pick up some of the local language and see a side that many travelers don't get to. It even introduced me to my now husband, Rafa. We met while both working as tour guides in Panama and haven’t stopped travelling together since.
Throughout my journey I’ve met so many girls like myself and have met even more that have asked how we’ve actually been able to do it, usually in terms of funds. We work, just like everyone else.
We move, we explore, we find a place we like and a job that excites us.
Some jobs are more “serious” and require a signed contract and a long-term commitment. Others pay you enough to get by as you splash in the water with a new group of people every 5 days. And some give you a roof over your head and food in your belly in exchange for the work you volunteered to do.
So, whatever your goals and interests may be, I aim to provide you something here that ignites you enough to take the leap and go for it. I know I couldn’t be happier that I did.
We all know this story. Whether we lived in, heard about it or maybe are stuck in it now, it’s a pretty common situation for travel lovers. When you’re in a relationship and 1 wants to go and the other doesn’t, what do you do?